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Matt Dwan
Matt  Dwan

Last College:
Loyola '95

Assistant Coach


Highlights | Men's Lacrosse vs. Bucknell | Patriot League Semifinals

Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse defeated Bucknell University, 7-6, in double-overtime on Friday, April 29, 2016, in the Patriot League Semifinals.


Highlights | Men's Lacrosse vs. Boston University

Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse got a goal from Zach Herreweyers with 9.9 seconds left in regulation to beat Boston University, 13-12, on Saturday, April 16, at Ridley Athletic Complex. Herreweyers scored four goals, and Pat Spencer matched his career-high with six assists.


Highlights | Men's Lacrosse at Lehigh

Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse ended the game on a 4-1 run to beat host Lehigh University, 11-10, on a snowy Saturday afternoon in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. (video courtesy Service Electric 2 Sports/Patriot League Network)


Highlights | Men's Lacrosse vs. Bucknell

Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse defeated Bucknell University, 14-3, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Ridley Athletic Complex. Pat Spencer scored a goal and had six assists, and Jordan Germershausen tallied three goals. Jacob Stover made 12 saves and allowed just one goal in 49-plus minutes for Loyola.


Highlights | Men's Lacrosse vs Johns Hopkins

Loyola University Maryland men's lacrosse defeated Johns Hopkins University, 9-8, on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Ridley Athletic Complex


Loyola Men's Lacrosse vs. Bucknell | Patriot League Semifinals

Loyola men's lacrosse beat Bucknell, 7-6, in double overtime of the Patriot League Semifinals on April 29, 2016.


Loyola Men's Lacrosse vs. Army West Point | Patriot League Championship Game

Loyola men's lacrosse defeated the U.S. Military Academy, 14-6, to win the 2016 Patriot League Championship.


Men's Lacrosse vs. Bucknell

Loyola men's lacrosse hosted Bucknell University on Saturday, March 26, 2016.


Loyola Men's Lacrosse at Georgetown

Loyola men's lacrosse traveled to Georgetown University on March 23, 2016.


Loyola Men's Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins

Loyola men's lacrosse hosted No. 7 Johns Hopkins on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

The 2014 campaign will be Matt Dwan's 11th season overall as an assistant coach with the Loyola men's lacrosse program. For the past eight seasons as the Greyhounds' defensive coordinator, Dwan has helped the Greyhounds become one of the most formidable defenses in the nation.

Dwan has also been the co-director of the Greyhound Lacrosse Summer Camp, and Dwan works closely with two of the program's primary sponsors, Brine and Under Armour.

A 1995 graduate of Loyola, Dwan has shaped the Greyhounds' defense into one of the premier units in the nation, and his work with Loyola's rope unit has also led to a stellar transition game and play from the defensive midfield.

During Loyola's run to the 2012 NCAA Championship, the Greyhounds first, Dwan's defense finished fifth in the nation, allowing just 7.51 goals per game. He directed a pair of goalkeepers who had never started a collegiate game and close defense that was lost an All-ECAC performer to graduation.

Dwan In The NCAA Tournament
2013 Loyola (Assistant Coach)
2012 - NCAA Champions Loyola (Assistant Coach)
2010 Loyola (Assistant Coach)
2008 Loyola (Assistant Coach)
2007 Loyola (Assistant Coach)
1995 Loyola (Student-Athlete)
1994 Loyola (Student-Athlete)
1993 Loyola (Student-Athlete)
1992 Loyola (Student-Athlete)

The Greyhounds not only allowed a shot percentage of just .241 during the year, but they caused 127 turnovers and forced a total of 304 miscues by opponents.

On Championship Weekend in Foxborough, Mass., Loyola's defense set a pair of impressive records. The Greyhounds limited Maryland to a Championship Game-low three goals, and Loyola allowed a combined eight goals in the semifinal and title game after yielding just five to Notre Dame.

Four of Loyola's defensive players earned USILA All-America honors last year - long-stick midfielder Scott Ratliff, defensive midfielder Josh Hawkins and defenders Joe Fletcher and Reid Acton - and Ratliff was named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year.

During the season, Ratliff set a school record in scoring by a pole with 12 goals and 19 points, breaking the record Dwan set as a senior with 11 goals and 16 points.

The 2009 Greyhounds' defense boasted All-American P.T. Ricci, a long-stick midfielder who was also named the ECAC Defensive Player of the Year. Dwan's defense held six of Loyola 14 opponents to seven or fewer goals in 2009, as the Greyhounds played the third-toughest schedule in the nation according to the computer rankings. Loyola allowed a league-low 39 goals in seven conference games (5.57 a game) in 2008, an impressive 18 goals fewer than the second-ranked team (Hobart, 57).

The Greyhounds held nine of their 14 opponents to under 10 goals in 2008, and limited four of those to five or fewer goals. In a convincing 15-1 win over Massachusetts, the defense allowed only one goal for the first time since the 1999 season, and nearly registered the program's first shutout in 60 seasons.

A former Greyhounds' lacrosse standout himself, Dwan played professionally for the Baltimore Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse. Part of the inaugural MLL season in 2001, Dwan played in every game for the Bayhawks from 2001 to 2003. He helped anchor a defense that advanced to the MLL championship game in each of his three seasons, while capturing the championship in 2002.

During his collegiate career, Dwan was named an All- American three times, helping the Greyhounds advance to the NCAA tournament each of his four seasons at Evergreen.

His senior year in 1995, Dwan recorded 11 goals, five assists and 93 ground balls, earning first-team All-America honors. At the time, he was just the second long-stick midfielder in NCAA history to accomplish that feat.

In 1994, he was selected as a second-team All-American and was named honorable mention as a sophomore. Dwan was named co-captain and team co-MVP his final two seasons at Loyola, and in May 1995 he graduated with career totals of 19 goals, eight assists and 240 ground balls.

In June 2003, he was inducted into Loyola's Athletic Hall of Fame, and in November 2005 he entered the Hudson Valley Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

A native of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., Dwan and his wife, the former Michelle Meyer reside in Pasadena, Md. Michelle was one of the most decorated players in Loyola women's lacrosse history, earning All-America three times, including First-Team honors as a junior and senior. She was named the 1997 National Midfielder of the Year, as well.

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